Vitamin-dispensing nanomesh designed to get on peoples’ nerves

The material could find use in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome

For injuries in which nerves are severed, there are already conduits (basically tiny tubes) that can be used to hold the two ends together while they heal. These don’t actually do anything to promote healing, however, plus they can’t be used on nerves that are injured yet still in one piece. That’s why scientists have developed a nanofiber “nerve-wrap” mesh that could be used to treat conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

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A new BMW 8-Series and many M models in the works, according to leaked codes

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And not just regular M models, but special edition M models.

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Sinkhole Swallows SUV At Scene Of Water Main Break In Hoboken

HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A water main break flooded several streets in downtown Hoboken Tuesday morning, shutting down an elementary school and swallowing an entire sport-utility vehicle.

As CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported, streets became streams after the 12-inch water main broke around 4 a.m. at the intersection of 5th Street and Willow Avenue.

The SUV became submerged in the brown water to the point where it was not even visible. CBS2’s cameras were rolling as crews drained the hole and pulled out the car with a single chain.

“The cops woke me up at 4 a.m. and asked me to move my car but by the time I got out there, it was already on an angle so they tried to pull it out and tow it and it didn’t work so I watched it sink,” the SUV’s owner, Cara Rogerino, exclusively told CBS2’s Bauman.

The windows were broken and the vehicle was caked in mud afterward. Rogerino said it is now time for a new car – and after her SUV made it through Superstorm Sandy with her.

“It looked very reminiscent of Sandy because I lived here through Sandy so it was just a river of water going down Willow Street and it was progressively going higher and higher,” Rogerino said.

The break also left some customers with little or no water pressure.

“I have two dogs, I got to make sure they have water, I’ve had no water all morning,” resident Chris Moore told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck.

Once resident, Joe Cicala, saw the mess Tuesday morning, he bought 10 gallons of water because he says he has been through this many times before.

“It’s not new,” he said. “Every month there’s a break in Hoboken. For years it’s been like this. You know, hopefully one day, they’ll fix it a little bit.”

SUEZ Water said service was later restored to customers, but some low pressure was expected to persist, WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron reported.

“We want to make sure we’re getting everything that needs to get repaired, replaced so we can go back and fill in and repave the road,” said Treva Spencer with SUEZ Water.

Water officials said the pipes deep underground had been ignored for too long.

“If you don’t see it, you don’t deal with it, right? So the infrastructure may have been in place for quite some time,” Spencer said.

Spencer noted that it is the city’s job to maintain and monitor the old pipes.

“I don’t know if there’s a crystal ball or answer how to prevent a water main break. You just have to really, like I said, monitor the system and replace them when they need to be replaced,” Spencer said, adding she did not know how often the mains should be replaced.

But indeed the mains have been in place for quite some time – Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said most of the pipes are a century old. CBS2’s Bauman was demanding answers Tuesday.

Bauman: “People here say that these water main breaks, they happen every couple months almost, it feels like. I mean, why has it gotten to that point?”

Zimmer: “Because, you know, the city — going back decades — hasn’t made the investment.”

Zimmer plans to invest up to $5 million every year in replacing and monitoring the city’s water mains.

“On Washington Street, our water main will be replaced, and then there’s other priority locations throughout the city,” Zimmer said, and we are also renegotiating our agreement with SUEZ to include, you know, making investments in the water main systems.“

But today, the pipes rust, the water flows, and the patience of the residents is tested.

Zimmer said the goal is to have water mains on Washington Street replaced within the year. As for the rest of the city, she said water mains should be checked every year.

The city is also looking to invest in technology that detects leaks before they become a large problem.

Willow Avenue and Clinton Street were closed between 4th and 6th streets following the main break. NJ TRANSIT 126 buses were detoured to Washington Street.

This was the second water main break in Hoboken this month and the third main break this year. At 6 p.m., CBS2’s Bauman will talk one-on-one with the mayor and demand answers.

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Kim Kardashian Plays Tennis In Heels! Fill In The Blank!

Kim Kardashian West takes her love of heels too far!

Sometimes they’re so out of place that they just make her look dumb!

Related: Honey Boo Boo Calls Kim Overdramatic

Case in point: The heeled boots she wore on the TENNIS COURT while playing around with North West Tuesday.

When Northie saw her momma in that ridiculous footwear, she probably thought, “_______________________.”

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Deal Alert: ShopBop’s Big Tiered Sale!

ShopBop’s big tiered sale is here (formerly known as their “Big Event sale”). As we’ve noted in the past, this is a great sale to stock up on some of those workwear classics that NEVER go on sale — and the more you spend, the more you save. Some details: use code GOBIG17 for 15% off orders of $200+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orderes of $800+ — it’s valid on full-price and sale items. This is a great chance to get some pieces from classic accessories brands, including Ferragamo, LK Bennett, Rebecca MinkoffTory Burch, Claire V, and Hunter. (I particularly love their jewelry collection — it’s always hip and interesting.) Note that because ShopBop is owned by Amazon, Prime shipping is available (they have a general 3-day free shipping policy though); returns are free.  The sale ends March 7.

Some of my favorite pieces for work and the weekend are below; a few general brands to look for include TheoryDiane von Furstenberg, Black Halo, Equipment, and Smythe (so many colors of their super popular blazer, pictured at top!).  For the weekend, great selection of denim — some of the most-loved denim we rounded up recently is part of the sale, including jeans from Paige, Frame, AG (high-rise and cigarette), these boyfriend jeans from Citizens of Humanity.

I did a whole roundup of some of my top picks, but it looks like the blogging tool I used is having technical issues at the moment… yay! Hopefully it’ll come up sooner rather than later — in the meantime, the links above should get you started. Lots of great things to buy in the sale, from basic to fun — and VERY easy to get to the 25% off stage and snag the discount on things that never go on sale.


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